Asian American book critic extraordinaire Terry Hong did an in-depth interview with Kaya Press Publisher Sunyoung Lee, featured in the latest issue of Bookslut. Along with detailing Kaya’s past and Lee’s long-time involvement, the piece talks about Kaya’s present life at the University of Southern California and all the exciting new books we have coming out.
“The move to LA has been so exciting. LA is clearly the center of APIA [Asian Pacific Islander American] communities and cultures, but surprisingly, LA doesn’t have any APIA literary organizations, so that’s one area in which we hope Kaya can fill the gap. We want to create some sort of space and opportunity for conversations to happen around APIA literature. LA has numerous small presses doing great work — but there’s still lots of opportunity for a different kind of growth here. My ultimate goal is for LA to become a world literary capital!”